Recently we reported on the Blackout Film Project being written, produced and filmed in Preston. Just over a week later and the production team are set to complete the feature script by the end of February. The team are assembled again to continue the development of the script and to start looking at a definite schedule for the entire production. Over the months that follow we will be shadowing the production team and crews throughout the whole process, following their progress as the project develops.
All about Project Co-ordinating Director, Alan Livesey
Alan Livesey (27), a former UCLan student of the year, independent filmmaker and screenwriter, had his first commissioned screenwriting project by the final year of his degree. After producing his film ‘Dominic’ in Los Angeles as part of the 5000 Miles Project, he was award the Robert Beers Prize at the 5000 Miles Screening for all his accolades and dedication through his studies. Most recently he had his first commissioned film screened at the LIFE Film Festival granted the honour of ‘Opening Film’ of the opening night.
When asked how the Blackout Film Project came about, Alan said, “The Blackout Project started as a way to get into making feature films. I was debating on whether I was ready to take that step from short form film into features, and wondered whether I had the resources and networks to make one. And then I thought, I know a few filmmakers in the same position as me, what if we all worked together to make a feature? So I started talking with local filmmakers, and came up with this concept for the Blackout. Now, three months down the line, we’ve got a core team of project co-ordinators, six writers working hard on our feature script (due at the end of February 2015), and already over 50 applicants with various skills ready to get involved with the Blackout Project”.
Introducing the latest community member, Alf Myers, team photographer.
For years the world of IT has held captive Alf’s creative and artistic side, however with a camera in his hand he can explore and create. Photography has always been around in his life, from the film days, to the early days of digital, to now and at each stage he has grown. Urban, street and candid is where he started and grew up. However, it is the world of Street Photography that inspires Aft and helps to give a style to his photography.
Alf said, “I love to capture the feelings people have and translate them into the images I produce. Taking time to get to know you as an individual or group, learning about what you want and then with camera, lights – we set to work”.
Over the coming weeks we will be showcasing the various members of the Project Team and letting you know a little about each one.
You can find out more on The Blackout Project web-site or go to their Facebook page.
What do you think about the Blackout Film Project? Would you like to take part? Let us know in the comments below.